Phelma Formation 2022

From materials to products - Part 1 - 4PMMPI34

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 4.0
    • Projects 16.0
    • Tutorials 4.0
    • Internship 0
    • Laboratory works 0


    ECTS 2.0


To enable you to discover and imply functional analysis, a tool to design products at the best cost and at the best level of quality.
In semester 7, this teaching begins with an 8-hour course, presenting, in the context of designing a new product or improving an existing one, the tools associated with the different stages of functional analysis.
It is followed by a project (16hrs for semester 7) which will continue in semester 8, see "Reverse Engineering" - Part 2.

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    • Exemples of business successes and failures.
    • Elements contributing to the commercial success of a product - Functional qualities.
    • What is the Functional Analysis of a product.
    • Application context: the project approach.
    • Detection of the need.
    • Needs classifications.
    • Context and objectives.
    • Method and associated tools.
    • Specifications of the services.
    • Objectives
    • Working documents to carry out the external analysis
    • Different categories of functions
    • Expression and search of functions
    • Functional specifications
    • Objectives
    • Working documents to carry out the internal analysis
    • Product graph
    • Valuation of functions
    • FAST method

Project part, which is composed of three stages:

  • In a first step, based on a very brief presentation of the product, you will draw up specifications covering all the functions that the product must satisfy to be attractive and innovating. You will introduce the main manufacturers of this product.
  • The product will then be given to you to complete the second step. You will have to understand and explain how it works. You will look, through its components, for the functions that this product actually fulfils. You will then be able to compare it with the functions imagined in the first step and suggest possible improvements. You will choose one (or more) component (s) of your product that you will model by CAD.



Written exam, 1h on the course
Only authorised document : 1 page A4 double-sided handwritten. Calculator allowed.
First report on the project.

1/2 note DS + 1/2 note rapport

Session 1 version présentielle : (2 x note DS + 1 x note rapport de projet)/3
Session 1 version confinée : (Note QCM + note DS + note "rapport limité")/3

Session 2 version présentielle : (2 x note oral + 1 x note rapport de projet)/3
Session 2 version confinée : (2 x note oral + 1 x note rapport de projet ou "limité" )/3 selon date confinement

Additional Information

Course list
Curriculum->Engineering degree->Semester 7


"Matériaux : Vol. 1 : Propriétés et applications" M. F. Ashby, D.R.H. Jones. Editions DUNOD (1991).

"Pratique de l'analyse fonctionnelle", R. Tassinari, 4ème édition, Dunod (2006)